Oral Answers to Questions — Justice

– in the House of Commons on 9th July 2019.

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The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Courts Digitisation Programme (10 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the effect on access to justice of the courts digitisation programme.

  • Benefit Application Appeal Tribunal Hearings (10 speeches)

    What recent estimate he has made of the average waiting time for benefit application appeal tribunal hearings in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England.

  • Prison Staff: Health and Safety (11 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the adequacy of health and safety for prison staff.

  • Divorce (15 speeches)

    What steps the Government are taking to encourage divorcing couples to reconcile.

  • Short Sentences (12 speeches)

    What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of sentences of less than three months in reducing reoffending.

  • Prisoners: Access to Work (14 speeches)

    What steps the Government are taking to increase opportunities for prisoners to access work before they are released.

  • Legal Advice Deserts (8 speeches)

    What steps his Department has taken to tackle legal advice deserts.

  • Probation Reform (8 speeches)

    What recent progress he has made on probation reform.

  • Leaving the EU: No Deal (10 speeches)

    What steps his Department has taken to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and if he will make a statement.

  • Tackling Reoffending: Voluntary Sector (4 speeches)

    What assessment the Government have made of the role of the voluntary sector in tackling reoffending.

  • Support for Veterans (4 speeches)

    What recent steps the Government have taken to support veterans in the criminal justice system.

  • Law Centres (4 speeches)

    What his Department’s policy is on law centres.

  • Family Courts: Rape and Domestic Abuse Survivors (6 speeches)

    What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the service provided by family courts to survivors of rape and domestic abuse and their children.

  • Topical Questions (58 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.